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Archive for October, 2013

23rd October 2013

Gareth praises reading scheme

GARETH has praised probation after a paired reading scheme he participates in has enabled him to read his first ever newspaper headline. Oldham Probation has 10 volunteers who carry out a range of tasks in the borough. […]

Amy goes full Circle

PEOPLE are lost for words when Amy explains that she volunteers with child sex offenders. But what started out as an interest in an academic debate has ended up with the 24-year-old landing a fulltime job working in one […]

22nd October 2013

Ex-prison governor to address Forum

FORMER prison governor Clive Chatterton will be among the speakers at an event that will discuss female offenders. Mr Chatteron, who ran Styal prison from 2009 to 2011 at the end of a career spent in the male prison […]

15th October 2013

Oldham Chronicle praises GMPT’s volunteers

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14th October 2013

Women’s Supervision Centre’s new home

BURY’s Women’s Supervision Centre has got a new home thanks to an initiative funded by Greater Manchester Probation Trust and partners. The Attic Project, at the Bury Spiritual Centre, at 3 Russell Street, was opened […]

10th October 2013

Volunteering helps Amy find vocation

NOT everyone would choose to volunteer working with offenders, assisting with tasks such as drug testing and court work. But Amy-Beth Willinscroft has loved the experience so much that her two-year stint with Greater […]

2nd October 2013

Volunteers’ probation passion

VOLUNTEERS are currently carrying out a wide range of activities aimed at reducing reoffending in the borough. Two probation service officers – Carl Duddridge and Kelly Jeffers – run the borough’s volunteer […]